ABC Africa (2002)

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Uganda, March 2000. At the request of the UN's International Fund for Agricultural Development, Abbas Kiarostami and his assistant, Seifollah Samadian, arrive in Kampala. For ten days, their DV camera captures and caresses the faces of a thousand children, all orphans, whose parents have died of AIDS. It records tears and laughter, music and silence, life and death. It attests to Africa's sunny resilience to so much suffering and disease.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Documentary , Drama , Special Interest
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Studio:
New Yorker Films

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Critic Reviews for ABC Africa

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (8)

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Full Review… | February 8, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | July 20, 2005
Houston Chronicle
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Will do nothing to advance or detract from the reputation of the acclaimed Iranian filmmaker.

February 27, 2004
Washington Post
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A gorgeous and surprisingly profound meditation on a place and its people.

February 27, 2004
Washington Post
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Kiarostami has crafted a deceptively casual ode to children and managed to convey a tiny sense of hope.

February 24, 2003
Seattle Times
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The you-are-there style ultimately enhances ABC Africa's ability to get inside the soul of Uganda, and of the viewer.

Full Review… | August 15, 2002
Dallas Morning News
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Audience Reviews for ABC Africa

(***): [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] Interesting documentary. I liked the film's vibrancy and music and how it also showcases real African lifestyles (you really don't see this too much in films).

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